Answers to the burning questions, pt1

Well! I don't need to wait until Friday do we? A majority have voted and the majority rules. With a whopping 7 votes (more votes than I actually expected...thanks!) for breaking it up into bite-sized segments and 3-4 not caring HOW I managed to write it, so long as I do....that leaves only about 6 more people to vote (hey wait! When'd I lose that other reader??? There were 17 when I originally wrote the entry!!! *sigh* am I really ~that~ boring??). Even if they were to all to come in before Friday and vote NO....I'd still have enough votes to break it down. So here's the first installment of my interview courtesy of ToriZ:

Tori_z said...
1. If you could be anyone - be they still alive or dead - for 24 hours, who would you be? And why?

This one took a bit of thought. I mean, who WOULD I want to be? Would I want to be someone famous? Or would I rather be someone rich? How about someone who made a huge difference in this world? There are so many possibilities. After much thought I narrowed it down to someone who did absolutely none of those. I take that back, I’m sure she managed to make a difference in the world around her (and I don’t mean just the family because we all know she did a lot for us), just not necessarily a HUGE difference. Just for one day, I'd love to be my gramma. I'm sure the loneliness and the missing of the family would get to be a bit much but since it would be just for one day, I think I could manage that little bit of that type of pain. She always seemed to have this strength and a certain joie de vivre no matter what was going down and I'd love to take that day to figure out how she managed it and try and tap into it so I could apply it to my own life.

2. If you were offered an all expenses paid trip to anywhere in the world, where would you go? And why that particular place?

There are so many places I'd like to go. I’m going to assume I’m not allowed to say that it would be a trip around the world and in that way I’d be able to hit everywhere. So, I’m going to say that I'd like to have that trip be a two week vacation to the Poconos. I'd like to have a suite in the Poconos Palace like I did last time (same suite would be even better), only this time I'd be with the RIGHT man. Yes, unfortunately a lovely place like that resort was tainted very badly in the past marriage. I'd need 2-3 full weeks there as I’m sure I'd be sick that first week with all the memories (like my trip to Pennsylvania was in 2004 or was it 2005?). Definitely need to do some memory killing there.

With the exception of WHOM I was with and the fact that once you were there a couple days, the glamour pretty much faded and you saw all the dings and scratches, it’s a really pretty place. There is a HUGE fountain (at least there was) out front in the circular drive….and the copper fireplace they were taking photos in front of while we were there was absolutely beautiful. The grounds were lovely with all these geese around and this beautiful pond with the paddle boats in it. There was an animal farm up nearby that I wouldn’t mind going to again. It was so cold and dreary when I went the first time. In fact, it was gloomy most of the week I was there. I was told that I should have come the week before when they had warm days with plenty of sun. Nah, ya think? That was the week I was touring the fkn Civil War Battlefields. Yeah, I had to tour the Battlefields on my HONEYMOON. It was one of the many compromises I had to make in order to spend a week somewhere romantic. Pfft.


Intense Guy said...

Well, those were kind of unexpected answers. :)

I never thought about being a relative of mine for a day. That does pose some interesting wrinkles.

And if you want to see the Pocono's as you remembered them - you best do it sooner than later - its rapidly being "developed" (read: destroyed). There are some new highways into the mountains now - and with the new roads comes new crowds and the usual CVS's, Lowes, Walmarts and their ilk.

Deanna said...

I think being your grandma for a day is a pretty cool thought.

I've never been to the Poconos and seeing Iggy's comment - I guess I'd better add it to my list sooner, rather than later.

I can't wait to see the rest of your answers.

Carrie said...

The Poconos?? Wow! Cool!!!

I think I'd pick Greece. What can I say?? I love the food!!!

Karla said...

Wow the love you have for your grandmother! What a wonderful thought!

Poconos..Mountains, swimming, romance! You wouldn't even think about the first time because you'd be so excited to be there with Ranger you'd forget the bad things. He has of way of making you forget those things! I would go to the Grand Canyon but that's my dream.

Toriz said...

Great answers.

I never thought of being a relative for the day. That could be interesting...

And, it's a shame your trip to such a beautiful place as that was ruined by the company. I hope you can go back before it's "developed" too much and properly enjoy the experience.

ChicagoLady said...

Interesting questions and equally interesting answers. Of all the places in the world, you'd go to the Poconos? Hmmmmmm

I'm sure any place you go with hubby would create wonderful memories to wipe out any bad ones from the a**hole.

Most people think of famous people when they answer the question "Who would you like to be if you could be anyone". But I know how much your grandma meant to you, so in all, I'm not really surprised by your answer.


Anonymous said...

Oh no, so sorry about the Civil War battlefields. That's just downright painful for a honeymoon location.


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